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Early Vitrectomy and CTR Placement

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 5/8/2012

In this video, Thomas A. Oetting, MD, shares an interesting case performed by third-year resident, Matt Ward, MD. When the iris prolapsed through the paracentesis just after making the paracentesis, it was attributed to IFIS. However, the surgeons soon discovered that vitreous had worked its way around the lens via weakened zonules pulling the iris with it as it egressed the paracentesis.

After performing a vitrectomy and particulate staining, the surgeons opted for an early CTR placement to center the lens, support the weak zonules, and to narrow the path for vitreous to come forward. When placing a CTR while the lens still present, viscodissecting with cohesive OVD will provide a space to position the CTR just under the capsule, thus making cortical removal less difficult.


After performing a vitrectomy and particulate staining, the surgeons opted for an early CTR placement to center the lens, support the weak zonules, and to narrow the path for vitreous to come forward. When placing a CTR while the lens still present, viscodissecting with cohesive OVD will provide a space to position the CTR just under the capsule, thus making cortical removal less difficult.

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